Air Policeman

Today’s photo is of a fellow in his police uniform, posed on the sidewalk in September ’66. On the back of the photo it is noted “Air police, Ent Air Base, Dick – Colorado Springs, Colorado.”

Ent Air Base is an United States Air Force base established at the site of a former sanatorium and was active between 1951-1976. It was one of the original sites of the NORAD command prior to its relocation deep in the mountains. After Ent was closed it was converted to an Olympic training facility. It was dependent on Peterson AFB in Colorado because Peterson had a runway and Ent did not. Sounds like a funny way to run an air base with no runway…

I have decided to recycle this post for a Sepia Saturday post because it perfectly meets the challenge of a law enforcement photo. Does anyone else see a resemblance between Dick in the photo up there and a fellow named Barney Fife?

Not much gets by him

Head over to Sepia Saturday for other images of law enforcement officers, bicycles, photobombs and other perpetrations in sepia.

Click, in the name of the law!

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yvonne Demoskoff
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 22:38:08

    My goodness, that fellow looks like he could almost be walking the same beat as Barney did in Mayberry!


  2. Bob Scotney
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 07:17:46

    He could almost be a young Frank Sinatra.


  3. Karen S.
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 11:23:49

    I adore Barney, always have and always will….another great gone but still remembered well!


  4. Liz Stratton
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 17:52:54

    Colorado Springs is beautiful. I sometimes wonder if that is how they picked bases!
    The resemblance is uncanny. Great shots.


  5. postcardy
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 18:01:06

    Dick has much better posture than Barney!


  6. Jana Last
    Oct 20, 2012 @ 22:43:41

    Seeing Barney Fife made me smile! Great post!


  7. Peter Miebies (@patmcast)
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 00:27:19

    Haven’t got a clue who Barney Fife is but the 2nd shot made me think (for just a fleeting second) of Norman Wisdom.


  8. Mike Brubaker
    Oct 21, 2012 @ 18:58:52

    I had not yet scrolled down to the second half of your post, when I thought – that’s Barney Fife!

    Several years ago I discovered that our computer had been banned from posting on Wikipedia for a year, because my wiseguy son (age 15 at the time) had inappropriately posted Barney Fife’s photo under the definition for “white man”. Not politically correct, but funny.


  9. Little Nell
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 06:32:47

    I don’t know who Barney Fife is I’m afraid, but I did think ‘Air Police’ sounded a strange description. Airforce, or Military perhaps sounds more appropriate.


  10. Wendy
    Oct 22, 2012 @ 10:35:33

    Oh Barney – hilarious!


    Oct 23, 2012 @ 01:48:47

    Dick somehow seems more credible than Barney. Ah, Barney!!!


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